Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex -- or design. He fears no one -- until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss...and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one -- until she meets... show more
Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex -- or design. He fears no one -- until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss...and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one -- until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.
Publish date: April 1st 2001
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, African American
, Speculative Fiction
Series: Patternmaster (#1)
I've put off writing this review for weeks because this is one of those books that it is hard for me to be articulate about.The experience of reading this book is claustrophobic at times; this is an interesting juxtaposition with the fact that its central characters are immortal or nearly so,which s...
I spent the majority of this book trying to decide whether or not I liked it, and debating whether or not I would want to read the rest of the series. The omnibus containing this series had been on sale for $1.99 earlier this month, and I bought it, so I already had the next book available.Early th...
DNF - and worse. Returned for refund. Most of this has already been said in my interim post. I did a quick review on Audible.co.uk - this is the gist: If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?I think the book's flaws transcend personal taste, though I can see that other ...
Big ideas and a long timeline don't slow this stunning and lyrical novel one bit. With the two main characters near-immortals and a timeline ranging from 1690 to 1840, there's quite a lot of death; both the main characters and I grew a little weary of it but that was the point. Really enjoyed the fl...
The book begins when the protagonist, Anyanwu, is already 350 years old. She serves as healer to her people and some see her as a God or a witch. Anyanwu can shift into any animal or person she wants. She even has the ability to shift her gender and become a man in every sense of the word. What m...
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